This year has been monumental – in just about every aspect of the word. 2014 marked the end of my “Five Year Plan” that I drew up my first year in business. I successfully completed every goal I set for myself (wahoo!), with the largest being shifting my focus to incorporate film into my photography business (it’s always remained prevalent in my personal work since I first stepped into a dark room in high school). Shooting film has been a saving grace in more ways than I could have ever imagined – I’m able to spend more time creating art and having a personal life. I’m no longer glued to my computer, editing away my nights and weekends. Film allows me to connect with my subject and trust myself to know how exactly to capture the light surrounding my focal point. There is an emulsified depth to the images that pixels haven’t quite mastered. While I appreciate the convenience of digital, there’s something about film that makes my heart sing.

The end of the year is always bittersweet. It’s so wonderful re-living each and every moment captured in the frames, but it also makes me miss the fun and energy of the day. Seeing people happy and in love, whether at a wedding or an editorial shoot, is what I live for! Huge thanks and hugs to those who wanted me to illustrate their love stories or highlight their life! It’s such an honor being welcomed into so many beautiful scenarios! This year I was lucky to photograph some of the most wondrous weddings (from a treehouse to the coast line – elopements to huge backyard receptions), travel to incredible pockets of our beautiful world, highlight some of North Alabama’s most talented artisans and fashionistas, archive a farmhouse restoration, document the most beautiful wedding inspirations, and have an absolute blast every time I pushed the shutter!

To every single one of you reading this right now – thank you! Without your support and encouragement I might not have met my goal. With your love and kind words I am able to set new goals (like opening a larger studio with a full lab), pursue new heights with this craft, and continue to capture marvelous moments! Onwards and upwards y’all!

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Lacey & Josh

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Piper & Leaf

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Erin & Bo

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KAUAI!

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ITALY!

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No’Ala Music Issue

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Abby & Andrew

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Rebecca & Sam

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Sarah & Michael

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Sonia & Matt

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Anniversary Celebration

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Christina & Scott*

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No’Ala Fashion Issue

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Susan & Mike

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Krista & Andy

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Nichole & Travis

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Noel & Jonathan

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Lydia & Johnny

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Kelsey & Bradley*

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Savannah, Georgia

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Lightning Bugs!

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Courtney & David

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Carina & Dennis

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Summertime Snaps

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Candice & Zach

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Piper & Leaf

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Willoughby & Josh

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Lavender Bridal Fashion Shoot*

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Piper & Leaf at Riverfly Farms

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YeVonne & Alex

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Katie & Chris

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Erin & Heather

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Ellis & David

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Hardy Chambers Farmhouse

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Lindsay & Chad

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The Fair!

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Candice & Zach

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Erin & Heather*

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Erin & Drew*

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Sarah & Michael

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Alexandra & Paul

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Amber & Jordan

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Crystal & Philip*

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Daughter’s of Simone Farmhouse Fashion*

*denotes my excitement to share the full post soon!